Let’s address the most asked question right at the beginning. Is it still a proper Land Rover? And the answer is…Yes, guys, it is! That means the car does not just hold its own on the road, but also drives like a dream on rugged terrain.
This car is equipped with several features we will discuss in this article that will make navigating difficult terrain a lot easier. The only thing you will have to worry about in this vehicle is whether or not the new Land Rover Discovery has made it too easy for you.
The Design of the New Land Rover Discovery
When it comes to the design of this vehicle, it had some serious upgrades and now shows a lower and broader image. The lowering of the car was carefully thought out to give it a better connection to the road while its new facelift brings it up to par with modern cars.
The head and taillights are incorporated with distinctive LED lighting. The new bumpers and grille give it the finishing touches on the outside while the double panoramic windows allow for a sea of light to flood the inside of the new Land Rover Discovery for that last extra bit of comfort.
The interior of the car is about as smart as they come, featuring buttons for everything and a large touch panel in the center console. The front and back seats are two-toned and contoured to provide extra comfort for not only the driver but the passengers too.
What About Practicality?
There are seven full seats, which means the rear passengers also have more than 34 inches of legroom. Unique to the new Land Rover Discovery is the Remote Intelligent Seat Fold function, where you can fold or unfold the second and third rows of seats at the push of a button on the infotainment system or via the InControl app.
This layout and options create a very spacious luggage space of up to 2,406 liters. Behind the second row of seats, you can store a maximum of 1,137 liters.
The new Land Rover Discovery also has an activity key that is easy to wear, water-resistant, durable and allows you to lock and unlock your car without a key present. And if you have your hands full simply use the sensors on either side of this car to open the gesture tailgate.
The Quality & The Tech in the New Land Rover Discovery
The Discovery is hardly inferior to the legendary Defender off-road, but in terms of interior and equipment, it usually comes out first. The beautiful interior is made of high-quality and sustainable materials and the Discovery is also completely up to date with its technology. All kinds of functions inside the car are actually app-controlled.
The new car is equipped with charging points for all passengers and for music lovers, there are high-quality audio systems from Meridian with 10 or even 14 speakers and a subwoofer. There are also several storage compartments cleverly hidden away in the interior of the car and to top it all off, auto access height lets you control the height of the car so even your kids can get out of the car without trouble.
An extra option that is quite special in the new Land Rover Discovery is the optional cabin air ionization that helps to improve the quality of the air inside the car. It is activated with a button and uses a filter that catches fine particles from the air and can help catch airborne allergens like dust and pollen. This feature can be especially helpful for drivers and passengers with pollen and dust allergies, as well as asthma.
The new Discovery has an amazing range of driving aids that keep the driver and passengers safe and allow for easier parking. Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot assist, emergency braking, park assist, a surround camera system, a head-up display and automatic recognition of traffic signs are also included.
The Off-road Capabilities of the New Land Rover Discovery
The new Discovery will hold its own when you take it off-road and is standardly equipped with four-wheel drive as it should be. It also has Terrain Response, All-Terrain Progress Control and the acclaimed Hill Descent Control for controlled descents over difficult slopes.
Optionally, the new Land Rover Discovery is also available with Wade Sensing, which uses sensors to measure how deep the water you are driving is. Rivers and streams with a depth of up to 35 inches are no problem for the new Discovery. The six-cylinder also comes standard with the Twin-Speed transfer case for high and low ranges; on the SD4 this is optional.
Land Rover offers the Discovery with a range of modern engines, including the ingenious four-cylinder diesel engines with 180 (TD4) and 240 hp (SD4).
In addition, there is the six-cylinder Td6 with 258 hp and to top it off the wonderful Si6 gas engine with supercharger, a block that we also know from the Jaguar F-Type. With 340 hp you will not be short of anything, both on the asphalt and unpaved roads.
The fact that the new Land Rover Discovery is up to 1,060 pounds lighter than its predecessor thanks to extensive use of aluminum makes the car not only smoother but also a lot more economical.
The Cost of the New Land Rover Discovery
The pricing for the new Land Rover Discovery kicks off at $56,000 for the entry model. While the R-Dynamic model starts at $57,900, the top-of-the-line Metropolitan edition will set you back $75,300.
The standard entry model comes with a 2.0L petrol, 296HP engine and the color is also standard white. That is the cheapest model. Our choice of options are another paint finish, high beam assist premium headlights, a badass set of 21” black wheels with spare, black roof rails, leather seats, a head-up display, a full interior and wheel protection pack, matching emergency first-aid pack, the Activity key and a tow hitch. These specs will bring it to a total of $68,390.